LIMMER: Cast iron cooks it old school
Every day a new non-stick, supermodern cookware line is popping up on store shelves or infomercials. And Teflon, once on the cutting-edge, is now a staple in many homes.
But the problem is that sometimes high tech just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes GPS will tell you drive across Canyon Lake, when a map would route you around. Smartphones become obsolete. And Teflon wears out, eventually, and starts flaking into your food.
That’s where things like cast iron come in.
Trends come and go, but that cast iron your grandma used is still good and technology has yet to come up with something quite like it.
Dan Kinsey, a friend and Gazette freelance photographer (though you may know him as the county’s emergency management coordinator), is also a cast iron enthusiast.
When he found out that I was interested in a column, Dan invited me over to check out his burgeoning collection of antique cast iron. Some of the items were passed down by relatives while others he’s acquired through eBay or shopping around. But all are a good deal older than Dan.